Marrow stem kale


Protein-rich fodder source for farm and game animals


  • Tasty and protein-rich fooder for farm and game animals
  • High leaf content ensures high green and dry matter yields
  • CAMARO has a high nitrogen uptake capacity and is very suitable as cover crop in water protection areas
  • Modest demands on the climate - thrives mainly in maritime and continental as well as in rough climates
  • Low predispoposition to Club root

Variety characteristics:

(Officially confirmed or respectively in line with Bundessortenamt)

bad / early / short / low --- good / late / long / high
Dry matter yield: 6
Crude protein yield: 6
Initial mass formation: 5
Plant height: 6
Frost sensitivity: 6
Stem thickness: 6

Crop rotation suitability:

+ suitable / ++ strongly recommended
Maize ++
Cereals ++
Oilseed rape
Sugar beets +
Potatoes +
Intensive crops
Legumes +


  • Green manure
  • Biogas- and fodder production
  • Protection against erosion
  • Humus formation
  • As component suitable for greening blends
  • Game cover

Agronomic features:

bad / early / short / low --- good / late / long / high
Weed suppression: 5
Protection against erosion: 5
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 7
Humus formation: 3
Drought tolerance: 2
Type of root Tap root
Rooting depth 130 cm

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 3 - 4 kg/ha
Sowing depth 1 - 2 cm
Sowing period After early harvest cereals until end of July
Fertilization 100 - 140 kg N/ha
Crop protection Observing the weed pressure in pre-emergence and youth stadium if necessary implement regulation measure
Sowing method Drill seed is recommended
Harvest Depending on sowing date from July to January; from the standing stock, for fresh fodder or silage use

14.09.2018 08:36:23 // 7.00 - Breeder: P. H. Petersen Saatzucht Lundsgaard GmbH


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